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Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, at the Kiwanis Club of Brainerd, Friday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Chattanooga-Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Adam Pomeranz, CEO, Annandale Village in Suwanee, Ga., at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Tiffany Roerdink, owner and lead designer, Scenic Land Design Company, on landscaping, at the Green Thumb Garden Club, Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the Morning Pointe Assisted Living Center of Collegedale. There will be drawings for door prizes. Registered members are invited to the Fall Fellowship Supper at 6 p.m. preceding the meeting. First-time visitors are welcome to attend the 7 p.m. meeting. Annual memberships are $15/person, $25/family. A fall field trip will be to the Chattanooga Food Bank on Oct. 19. For questions, contact Rita Vital at 423-505-6605.

Councilman Larry Grohn, running for mayor of Chattanooga, at Eastdale Neighborhood Association meeting, Monday, Oct. 24, 5:45 p.m. at Eastdale Youth and Family Development Center. Time will be at 5:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

Ron Harris, VP Diversity, BCBST, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 26, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Niki Sanko from The Freckled Peddler at the Signal Mountain Community Guild.  Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. in the Guild Room at Town Hall (1111 Ridgeway Ave). All women living on the mountain are eligible to participate. There are no dues.  Please bring donations of 4-packs of toilet tissue and new socks/hats/gloves for the Social Services Christmas baskets.

Marty Haynes, assessor of property, at Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8-9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Gold Club, 5900 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Breakfast buffet and coffee is $8 per person. Contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or for more information.

Rick Youngblood, Blood Assurance, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Oct. 27, noon at the Convention Center.

David Blackburn, vice chancellor and athletic director, UTC, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Oct. 28, noon-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann at the Pachyderm Club. Monday, Oct. 31, noon at the International Towing and Recovery Museum.

Steven Mandela, polio survivor from Uganda, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 2, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Mayor Andy Berke, at The Friends of East Brainerd, Thursday, Nov. 3, noon at The Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road, in the center of Heritage Park. A Zaxby's box lunch can be pre-ordered for the meeting for $8, or you can bring your own lunch. To order a lunch, RSVP by Tuesday evening, Nov. 1, to 423-855-9474. Cash Only on the day of the meeting. Exact change for lunches please. There is no charge to attend the meeting.

Annual fruitcake auction with Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Veteran's Day Event with special guest, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 9, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.


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